The Official September 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:47 pm

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
BillPackets wrote:
Learn_Live_Hope wrote:Off topic-

My friend and I are watching the Mock Admissions Panel hosted by Kaplan. The panel is represented by admission counselors/deans from GW, Boston, UVA, and NYU. Let me just say-I'm scared.


Wut r u skeered of


They way they look at the applications… :shock:


What are they saying? It's like 95% numbers.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:55 pm

smccgrey wrote:
BillPackets wrote:
rebexness wrote:
BillPackets wrote:Who's picwhoring 2night? We had 2 last night. Need some ppl 2 step up to your plate.



Just do come to the PW threAd in the lounge.

So I don't miss anything.


I feel like PWing in this thread is a more gentle way to get into the lounge mindset. The lounge can be cut throat.


I've been lounging so hard lately. Can't stop.


You get mad love in the pw thread so why wouldn't u

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:56 pm

BillPackets wrote:
Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
BillPackets wrote:
Learn_Live_Hope wrote:Off topic-

My friend and I are watching the Mock Admissions Panel hosted by Kaplan. The panel is represented by admission counselors/deans from GW, Boston, UVA, and NYU. Let me just say-I'm scared.


Wut r u skeered of


They way they look at the applications… :shock:


What are they saying? It's like 95% numbers.



NO!!!

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:57 pm

Funkadunk is clearly mad jellz at the lounge prowess of lady grey

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:57 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:You get mad love in the pw thread so why wouldn't u


It's GONNA GO TO MY HEAD. I thought someone was checking me out on the subway but really there was just some of my lunch on my face.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:59 pm

BillPackets wrote:Funkadunk is clearly mad jellz at the lounge prowess of lady grey


Duh

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:00 pm

smccgrey wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:You get mad love in the pw thread so why wouldn't u


It's GONNA GO TO MY HEAD. I thought someone was checking me out on the subway but really there was just some of my lunch on my face.


This made me lol

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:00 pm

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:NO!!!


You believe them? Nbd'ing at those charts w auto admits for everyone with above 3.8/170.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby NotASpecialSnowflake » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:45 pm

Has anyone been doing 30 minute drill sections? I did one for LG and I got a -3 :evil:. Last LSAT I took, taking the test with 30 min sections was a good indicators of my test day score. Gotta work harder at cutting time off

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Postby Superstaranonymous » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:09 pm

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:14 pm

Larry bird are you from French lick?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby GreenTee » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:26 pm

NotASpecialSnowflake wrote:Has anyone been doing 30 minute drill sections? I did one for LG and I got a -3 :evil:. Last LSAT I took, taking the test with 30 min sections was a good indicators of my test day score. Gotta work harder at cutting time off


Why do you think this is? Do nerves slow you down/cause you to freeze up more often? I mean, it goes without saying that we do get the full 35 mins on test day.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby gnomgnomuch » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:28 pm

Well, finally took PT 47, and I'm beyond disappointed.

Raw score 82.
Scaled score 163.

First LR - 23/26, 1 absolutely stupid mistake, 1 question where I narrowed it down and chose incorrectly, and 1 question that I just didn't know.

RC - 20/26, Absolutely dismal. Every single question I got wrong, was because I chose wrong when I narrowed it down to two questions.

Second LR - 20/25, 2 stupid mistakes and 3 mistakes where I was down to 2 choices and picked wrong.

LG - 19/22. Went -1 on each of the first three games, and then perfect on the final game. Considering I usually get -8 on LG, I'm happy, though after reviewing the games, I shouldn't have made those mistakes in the first place.

So, out of the 18 questions I got wrong, 10 of those because I narrowed it down, and chose incorrectly. TEN! That would have brought me up from an 82 (163) to a 92 (172)!

All I've managed to do the past 2 months have move myself from high 150's to mid 160's. Anyone else here experiencing the same frustration?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:42 pm

gnomgnomuch wrote:Well, finally took PT 47, and I'm beyond disappointed.

Raw score 82.
Scaled score 163.

First LR - 23/26, 1 absolutely stupid mistake, 1 question where I narrowed it down and chose incorrectly, and 1 question that I just didn't know.

RC - 20/26, Absolutely dismal. Every single question I got wrong, was because I chose wrong when I narrowed it down to two questions.

Second LR - 20/25, 2 stupid mistakes and 3 mistakes where I was down to 2 choices and picked wrong.

LG - 19/22. Went -1 on each of the first three games, and then perfect on the final game. Considering I usually get -8 on LG, I'm happy, though after reviewing the games, I shouldn't have made those mistakes in the first place.

So, out of the 18 questions I got wrong, 10 of those because I narrowed it down, and chose incorrectly. TEN! That would have brought me up from an 82 (163) to a 92 (172)!

All I've managed to do the past 2 months have move myself from high 150's to mid 160's. Anyone else here experiencing the same frustration?


What's your study schedule been like?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:44 pm

GreenTee wrote:
NotASpecialSnowflake wrote:Has anyone been doing 30 minute drill sections? I did one for LG and I got a -3 :evil:. Last LSAT I took, taking the test with 30 min sections was a good indicators of my test day score. Gotta work harder at cutting time off


Why do you think this is? Do nerves slow you down/cause you to freeze up more often? I mean, it goes without saying that we do get the full 35 mins on test day.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:48 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
GreenTee wrote:
NotASpecialSnowflake wrote:Has anyone been doing 30 minute drill sections? I did one for LG and I got a -3 :evil:. Last LSAT I took, taking the test with 30 min sections was a good indicators of my test day score. Gotta work harder at cutting time off


Why do you think this is? Do nerves slow you down/cause you to freeze up more often? I mean, it goes without saying that we do get the full 35 mins on test day.


A 180 scoring friend of mine recommended this timing strategy. It's credited.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:56 pm

smccgrey wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
GreenTee wrote:
NotASpecialSnowflake wrote:Has anyone been doing 30 minute drill sections? I did one for LG and I got a -3 :evil:. Last LSAT I took, taking the test with 30 min sections was a good indicators of my test day score. Gotta work harder at cutting time off


Why do you think this is? Do nerves slow you down/cause you to freeze up more often? I mean, it goes without saying that we do get the full 35 mins on test day.


A 180 scoring friend of mine recommended this timing strategy. It's credited.


Is the idea just to force yourself to get the questions done in 30 min so the 35 feels like a breeze?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:58 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
smccgrey wrote:
A 180 scoring friend of mine recommended this timing strategy. It's credited.


Is the idea just to force yourself to get the questions done in 30 min so the 35 feels like a breeze?


Yup. Worked for him.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:04 am

Classic overvaluing a trait.

presumes, without providing justification, that simulating certain conditions in slightly harder conditions contributed a disproportionate amount to the score attained

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Louis1127 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:23 am

gnomgnomuch wrote:Well, finally took PT 47, and I'm beyond disappointed.

Raw score 82.
Scaled score 163.

First LR - 23/26, 1 absolutely stupid mistake, 1 question where I narrowed it down and chose incorrectly, and 1 question that I just didn't know.

RC - 20/26, Absolutely dismal. Every single question I got wrong, was because I chose wrong when I narrowed it down to two questions.

Second LR - 20/25, 2 stupid mistakes and 3 mistakes where I was down to 2 choices and picked wrong.

LG - 19/22. Went -1 on each of the first three games, and then perfect on the final game. Considering I usually get -8 on LG, I'm happy, though after reviewing the games, I shouldn't have made those mistakes in the first place.

So, out of the 18 questions I got wrong, 10 of those because I narrowed it down, and chose incorrectly. TEN! That would have brought me up from an 82 (163) to a 92 (172)!

All I've managed to do the past 2 months have move myself from high 150's to mid 160's. Anyone else here experiencing the same frustration?


Unfortunately I'm right there with you. Scoring a 163 on test day wouldn't be half bad for me (I know, very un-TLS-like), but the problem is I want some cushion to be able to go down on test day.

But we are right there. We are knocking on the door. We just gotta break through! We really have come along way and we're almost there.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby ilikebaseball » Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:32 am

smccgrey wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
GreenTee wrote:
NotASpecialSnowflake wrote:Has anyone been doing 30 minute drill sections? I did one for LG and I got a -3 :evil:. Last LSAT I took, taking the test with 30 min sections was a good indicators of my test day score. Gotta work harder at cutting time off


Why do you think this is? Do nerves slow you down/cause you to freeze up more often? I mean, it goes without saying that we do get the full 35 mins on test day.


A 180 scoring friend of mine recommended this timing strategy. It's credited.


Let me just say that its not a bad concept. I remember playing baseball (pitched in college) whenever we had scrimmages, the coach would put runners on 1st and 2nd with no outs to start the inning. Our job was to pitch out of it. All the while he had the other half of the team and himself in the dugout yelling at every moment. The thing he was trying to accomplish was to make a practice environment much more pressure packed than a game environment.

Similar with the LSAT. Of course, when we are PTing, its hard to say in our minds "okay, getting these last 5 answers will put me in law school." So you have to find other ways to make your practice environment more pressure. Common ways are to sit in an area full of distractions, have 30 question sections, have 30 minute sections, etc. Anyway you can make your PT environment a little more stressful will only make it seem easier and more calming on game day.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby downbeat14 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:55 am

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby ilikebaseball » Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:56 am

Also I refuse to believe that Saturday marks 4 more weeks. It HAS to be longer.

I'm gettin into 5 or 6 PT a week mode (every time I take them, I do 2 a day)

Gotta ramp up...

My biggest fear on the REAL LSAT, is that they are brand new questions.... like I just have a sneaking suspicion that I've done SO much drilling for months and months, that when I PT sometimes I remember the questions, which may reflect my score on it a little. But when the LSAT comes, NEW PASSAGES, NEW LR, and NEW GAMES.

I feel like I'll do alright, but I'd be lying if I didnt say this didnt bother me. Especially cuz sometimes I know I'll recognize a stimulus and say "Oh I already know what this is talking about" and just go right to the answer choices

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby HeirCroc » Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:12 am

I'm thinking about doing the back to back PT thing (basically, creating one 8 section PT) a few times before the actual exam. What do you guys think about timing--do it a couple weeks before the test (i.e. once two weeks before/once the week of)? Does it matter at all?




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